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What Is Personification? (with Examples)

Personification is ascribing a human trait or ability to a concept or a non-human object.

Personification is an example of figure language, which is the use of words in an unusual or imaginative manner. Personification can be considered a metaphor, which asserts that one thing is something that it literally is not.

Examples of Personification

Here are some examples of personification:

You Can Use Speech Marks with Personification

You can use speech marks to show your readers that a word is not being used in its true sense. Speech marks are therefore acceptable with personification. For example: The use of speech marks to show personification is not popular with writers as most feel it reduces the impact of the personification.

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